Cargo Duchess Bulk Freighter
Novoil Cluster Stargoods is a premium provider of remanufactured space transports and fighter craft. For more information on the Novoil Cluster Stargoods corporation, please consult “Star Wars ® The Roleplaying Game” , Second Edition, page 108, or “The Star Wars ® Roleplaying Game” – Second Edition – Revised and Expanded, page 255.
Novoil Cluster Stargoods developed this Ghtroc variant taking advantage of an unusual opportunity. For years, Novoil corporation had been collecting fixed laser cannons, as well as a myriad of other surplus replacement parts while waiting for its new certification. Most of these components were removed from Ghtroc ships that were being upgraded at the dealership and were in new condition. Shortly after Novoil Cluster Stargoods received its certification to remanufacture the Ghtroc Class 580, Class 720, and Cargo Empress-class freighters, Ghtroc Industries suffered financial difficulties resulting in the company’s demise. Novoil purchased directly from Ghtroc industries billions of replacement components at liquidated prices to help Ghtroc resolve its uncontrollable debt. The sale did little to save the failing company but managed to leave Novoil Cluster Stargoods in position of opportunity.
With a desire for profit and a passion to keep the good name of Ghtroc Industries alive, Novoil Cluster Stargoods began a massive consolidation of its inventories, and began a program of remanufacturing Class 580, and Class 720 freighters to new condition. Fearful the name of the Cargo Empress would have a negative impact on the program, Novoil Cluster Stargoods began testing a radical new idea at the Novoil Proving Grounds. One of the fruits of this labor would be the Cargo Duchess.
Addressing noise, and vibration complaints from customers, Novoil decided to remove one segment of the massive Cargo Empress-class extension module. It was discovered most fatigue and stress damage as well as the creaking and groaning customers experienced was coming from the landing bay segments of the expansion module. Novoil rebuilt the Empress-class sans one of its landing bay segments, and removed one of its rear power cores to relieve further stress. With the changes in place, the shorter stiffer 91.3 meter Duchess-class was born. This modification also addressed Novoil’s shortage of intact landing bay components, due to the defect. The new design worked so well, was so smooth, and quiet, Novoil purchased the rights to market their new Novoil/Ghtroc line of freighters.
- Novoil/Ghtroc Cargo Duchess Freighter
- Craft:Novoil/Ghtroc Duchess-class Bulk Freighter
- Type: Medium Bulk freighter
- Scale: Starfighter
- Length: 91.3 meters
- Skill: Space Transports: Cargo Duchess freighter
- Crew: 4
- Passengers: 8
- Cargo capacity: 30,000 metric tons
- Consumables: 2 months, 1 week
- Cost: 790,000 (restored), 500,000 (used)
- Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1.75
- Hyperdrive Backup: None
- Nav Computer: Yes
- Maneuverability: 0D+1
- Space: 2
- Atmosphere: 225; 650 km/h
- Hull: 3D+2
- Shields: 1D+1
- Passive: 15/0D
- Scan: 30/1D
- Search: 42/2D+1
- Focus: 2/2D+1
- Weapons: None